3 CDs. 3:30 hrs. Recorded Bks. May 2018. ISBN 9781501949098. $30.75. digital download.
Gr 3–7—After losing his father to a heart attack, Chuck Bell is having a hard time coming to terms with his loss. When he and his mom have a big argument, she sends him to live with his grandparents, whom he barely knows, for the summer. Grandpa is a little old school, but has a good heart. Grandma is the peacemaker. Narrator Ron Butler brings Chuck's world to life with his unique intonations and narrative pacing. He easily navigates the rhythm of the verse and helps listeners relate to Chuck. The characters are well developed, interesting, and realistic. The non-rhyming verse is catchy and engaging.
VERDICT Fans of realistic fiction, family stories, and sports will enjoy listening to this audiobook. Recommended for any library collection.

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